Local News

Plant could sprout soon

WELLSVILLE — Construction on the South Field Energy plant in Yellow Creek Township may start as early as later this summer. Collin Brown, assistant project manager for the plant, provided an update on the 1,100-megawatt natural gas-powered electric facility Wednesday at the Ohio Townships ...

A sweet deal

The lemonade will cost you 25 cents but the waves, smiles and conversation are priceless. Cousins, 8-year-old Eileen Garrity (not shown), 6-year-old Trevor Garrity and 5-year-old Kenley Garrity decided to take a break from the their busy schedule and host a lemonade stand Wednesday. Eileen and ...

Consultant hoping slow and steady will win Lisbon’s downtown race

LISBON — The downtown revitalization consulting firm being used by the village appears to agree with the go-slow approach in enforcing two new laws that are key to the mayor’s plan for attracting new businesses to the downtown. Ed Piroli of Town Center Associates raised no objection ...

Crestview leans further toward building school

NEW WATERFORD — Crestview residents should soon know what the tax bill will be if the school district chooses to go forward with the construction of a new pre-kindergarten through 12th grade facility. On Wednesday, the board voted to ask the county auditor’s office how many mills the ...

From humble beginnings, Way Station flourishes

COLUMBIANA — “It all started when a Sunday School teacher walked into a bar. No, really.” That is how the Columbiana Way Station is spreading the word about the history of the non-profit organization — because it is true. Executive Director Vicki Ritterspach said not many people know ...

County Briefing

OSU alums to gather The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Columbiana County will hold its annual family picnic Aug. 9 at Firestone Park pavilion 4. Guests should arrive at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. All alumni and their families, incoming freshman and current OSU students and their ...

World’s ugliest dog dies

ANOKA, Minn. — A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest. Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told NBC’s “Today “ that Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday. Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she ...

Classic car tour rolls into Salem

SALEM — The Classic Car Club of America swept into Salem as part of a five-day Scenic Ohio Mini-CARavan and Grand Classic tour beginning Wednesday. The first stop for the July 11-15 event was at 566 Highland Ave. for an evening get together and vintage car display hosted by David W. ...

State Briefing

Threatening letters with powder CLEVELAND — Authorities in Ohio say judges across the state have received threatening letters containing white powder. Cleveland.com reports authorities have identified a suspect in the case who has a history of sending threatening letters to judges. ...

Saddieathon winners

The Lisbon parks department hosted its second annual Independence Day Sadiethon mini-triathlon last week. The event, held in memory of Sadie Van Fossan, was sponsored by Ray Lewis Co, Sandy and Beaver Insurance and the Lisbon Dairy Queen. Pictured are the winners (not in order): Chloe and ...